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Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Posted on: September 16, 2011 9:23 pm
Edited on: September 17, 2011 2:28 pm
 
Days after tying an NFL record, Janikowski was charged with battery. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson


UPDATE: Saturday, 9/17, via CBSSports.com's Rapid Reporter Eric Gilmore -- Raiders CEO Amy Trask’s statement regarding a report by the Contra Costa Times that Sebastian Janikowski has been charged with misdemeanor battery and false imprisonment against a woman: “This incident occurred over a year ago. Sebastian was not arrested, we were aware of this matter and this is not news.”

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In the Monday night season opener against the Broncos, Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski tied an NFL record when he converted a 63-yard field goal. On Friday, the Contra Costa Times reports that Janikowski was charged with misdemeanor battery and false imprisonment against a woman that allegedly took place last year, according to Walnut Creek Superior Court documents.

While circumstances surrounding the incident remain unclear, the alleged victim, Syrena Nicholson, alleges that the Raiders kicker "did unlawfully violate (her) personal liberty" and "did willfully and unlawfully use force and violence upon (her) person" on September 24, 2010, in Walnut Creek, a town of approximately 64,000 located 16 miles northeast of Oakland.

According to the Times, attorneys for both parties were in court Thursday for a pretrial conference. A trial date hasn't been set but charges against Janikowski could result in a maximum of 18 months in jail and a $33,000 fine.

More details via the Times:
Janikowski, 33, a native of Poland, was arrested four times between 1998 and 2000, during his time at Florida State University -- three times in connection with barroom altercations. He pleaded no contest to one charge, was acquitted on another and charges were dropped on the third.

He also was arrested for underage alcohol possession, to which he pleaded no contest and paid $215 in court costs.

The Raiders selected Janikowski in the first round of the 2000 NFL draft. Shortly before reporting to training camp, he was arrested in Tallahassee, Fla., for possession of the date-rape drug GHB. He was acquitted in 2001.

He was arrested for reckless driving in June 2002, and for DUI four months later. He pleaded no contest to the latter and received three years probation. In 2003 he was arrested after a fight outside a Walnut Creek restaurant. The charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence.
The Raiders were traveling to Buffalo for Sunday's matchup with the Bills and were no immediately available for comment.

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Comments

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 6:48 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Cut the guy some slack. In Poland, these types of criminal charges are considered customary courtship practices. Sure, he's been in America since he was a child but he is obviously still adjusting to the cultural divide. I say anyone that can kick a 60+ yard field goal should get a free pass or two... or three... or four... or five... in the court of public opinion.



Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 3:44 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

I call BS.

p.s. this article states offenses that happened 8 years ago????



Since: Aug 11, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 2:13 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

I thought that my home was my castle
With no one scrutinizing me
No pigs, no lying b!tch, no hassle
Y'all are bruatlizing me
Can't a man not drink his beer in silence?
Can't a man not crudely lie and scream?
Can't a man not control his b!tch with violence?
Y'all are brutalizing me
Y'all are brutalizing me.





Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 2:05 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

I helped him move.




Since: Sep 15, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 1:37 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

How come it doesn't mention the time him and his buddy were busted with roofies?



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 1:33 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Not at all shocking.



Since: Nov 26, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 12:56 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

most hardcore kicker in the league



Since: Dec 24, 2010
Posted on: September 17, 2011 12:12 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Can you imagine how low the NFL crime rate would be if they didn't allow players from any Florida colleges to be a part of the league?  
CBS is calling...CSI: NFL      Starring Robert Downey, Jr. as a cynical CSI with Ronnie Lott, Rick Fox and Shaquille O'Neal as his crack team of investigators.  The CSI:NFL team spends every episode with Florida Football players that elude normal Law Enforcement from Key West to Broward County.  LeBron James and Dwayne Wade guest star on the premier episode When Dolphins Swim...







Laughing 



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 12:08 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Can you imagine how low the NFL crime rate would be if they didn't allow players from any Florida colleges to be a part of the league?   Of course that would mean Ray Lewis would never have gotten away with double murder and cocaine dealers in Dallas wouldn't have made thousands of dollars of Michael Irvin.

And California school are even worse - must be a beach thing



Since: Aug 1, 2010
Posted on: September 17, 2011 12:03 am
 

Raiders Sebastian Janikowski charged with battery

Let me guess, SeBassJaniKing used his foot, didn't he?

 


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